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Great House

by Nicole Krauss

Great House Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011, Nicole Krauss's Great House is a haunting story that explores loss and memory. In New York a woman spends the night with a young Chilean poet before he departs, leaving her at his desk. Later, he is arrested by Pinochet's secret police. . . In north London, a man caring for his dying wife discovers a lock of hair that unravels a terrible secret. . . In Jerusalem, an antiques dealer reassembles his father's study plundered by Nazis. One item remains missing. . . Spanning continents and decades, weaving an intricate web of its characters' lives, Great House tells a soaring story of love, loss and survival against the odds. 'The History of Love was very good indeed. Great House...is even better. A heartbreaking meditation on loss and memory and how they construct our lives' Guardian 'Full of mystery and suspense, building towards one og th great climaxes in contemporary fiction. It is hard to imagine a better book of fiction being published this year...one of the finest writers of our time' Jewish Chronicle 'Bewitching, mysterious and deeply moving. One of 2011's must-reads' Harper's Bazaar Nicole Krauss is an American bestselling author who has received international critical acclaim for her first three novels: Great House, The History of Love (Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006 and winner of the 2006 Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger) and Man Walks into a Room (shortlisted for the LA Times Book Award), all of which are available in Penguin paperback.

Great House Press Reviews

Bewitching, mysterious and deeply moving. One of 2011's must-reads * Harper's Bazaar * Exquisitely measured ... coheres in a stunning conclusion * Independent * Extraordinary, unforgettable, mesmeric * Daily Mail * Full of mystery and suspense, building towards one of the great climaxes in contemporary fiction. It is hard to imagine a better book of fiction being published this year ... one of the finest writers of our time * Jewish Chronicle * The History of Love was very good indeed. Great House ... is even better. A heartbreaking meditation on loss and memory and how they construct out lives * Guardian * Moving, haunting, overwhelmingly poignant * Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780670919345
Publication date: 22nd April 2011
Author: Nicole Krauss
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss was born in New York in 1974. Her first novel Man Walks into a Room, to be published by Penguin in 2006, was shortlisted for the LA Times Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn.

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